Thursday, February 23, 2017

#tbt: Captain America Cape

Throw back Thursday: taking a look at stuff I've made in the past.

A customer commissioned this through my online store I Can Be...Super Me last year, and it is my second favourite cape ever (the most favourite being an awesome Batgirl cape I made)
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wreck it Wednesday: Random Items

Wreck it Wednesday: a page from one of my journals.


About 'Wreck This Journal' by Keri Smith
(Description from Amazon)
It is book for those who've always wanted to draw outside the lines but were afraid to do it. For anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book featuring a subversive collection of suggestions, asking readers to muster up their best mistake - and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them).
Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, acclaimed artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts - poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, colouring outside the lines, and more - in order to experience the true creative process. With Keri Smith's unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art and journal making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sensory Sunday: Texture Plates

Sensory Sunday: Exploring the world with little fat fingers.

I made some texture plates for Zander, with different fabrics and other random things I found around the house, glued onto paper plates.



Despite how much he hates bubble wrap,and will often cry at the very sight of a whole bunch of the stuff, this plate was a clear favourite. He even ripped it off the plate during his investigations and still didn't react in a negative way. I thought it being stuck down flat made it ok, but he got so intrigued by the bobbles that when he'd got it off it was still interesting and not scary at all.


His other favourite is of course the mirror...which he then had to kiss repeatedly.

Ed loves these plates too and keeps finding moments to ask if he can 'give Zander his plates', then he'll sit with him a play for a bit before tidying them away so they don't get broken. I'll be honest, this whole 'taking care of things and tidying up after himself' is very unlike Ed but I'll enjoy/nurture it while I can.

The plates I made have bubble wrap, cotton wool balls, velvet, denim, cordoroy, towelling, fleece, mirror, fake fur, shiney smooth fabric and a sparkly fabric.
All of these are excellent talking points for different textures.
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Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Inspiration: Scene in a Teacup

Friday Inspiration: a picture of anything that makes me want to get creative.


I love this idea of layering...will have to have a go myself...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

#tbt: Ed's Minecraft Party Invite

Throw back Thursday: taking a look at stuff I've made in the past.
Coolest invite ever!!
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wreck it Wednesday: Good Thoughts

Wreck it Wednesday: a page from one of my journals.



About 'Wreck This Journal' by Keri Smith
(Description from Amazon)
It is book for those who've always wanted to draw outside the lines but were afraid to do it. For anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book featuring a subversive collection of suggestions, asking readers to muster up their best mistake - and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them).
Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, acclaimed artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts - poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, colouring outside the lines, and more - in order to experience the true creative process. With Keri Smith's unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art and journal making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday Make: Up-cycled Kids T-Shirts (again)

Monday Make: This week's project



The boys have all grown  so it's that time again...time to upcycle their favourite tees (and if they're not old enough for those kinds of opinions, my favourites).

For instructions on how I do this, see my previous post on this.



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